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Working in Collections Care at the Fitzwilliam Museum, the thought of people handling the collections can sometimes seem counter-intuitive. Nevertheless, I attended a workshop on tactile access to collections ran by Touring Exhibitions Company (TEG) at thinktank in Birmingham. I found it invaluable for the information and tools it provided. Why do some museums ask visitors not to touch the... Read full article
The Green Museums project explores environmental themes across the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM). Our objects hide a history of how we have understood the environment and the problems it now faces, deep in their archives and in the objects in plain sight. In this second instalment in the Green Museums blog series, Rosie Amos explores Earth Skills. These days... Read full article
Eleanor Costello, Kettle’s Yard Marketing Assistant, and Richard White, UCM Marketing & Communications Coordinator, share their three favourite moments from this year’s Arts Marketing Association Conference. Eleanor Costello This year was my second time at the annual Arts Marketing Association conference. I was excited to be in Liverpool for the first time to hear all about ‘The Power of Play’... Read full article
The Volunteer Visitor Observer role has now been running for almost six months, so we decided that this was a good time to have a chat with some of our volunteers to find out what they have been doing. The role supports a research project at the Fitzwilliam Museum, “Please Do Not Touch”, which aims to understand the effectiveness of the... Read full article
The conservation and collections care staff at the Fitzwilliam Museum have been thinking about how live-streaming can help open up our collections and shed light on those working behind-the-scenes. Our first Facebook Live is scheduled for 14 September 2018, as part of Open Cambridge. In this post, I share how we’ve prepared for these live videos – including a full... Read full article

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